Friedrich Kittler. Electricity, Electronics and the March of Technology 2010 1/15 (Day 1)

www.egs.edu Friedrich Kittler talking about vectors in media technology, historical roots in the physical sciences and geography through ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the 18th and 19th Century, World War I, World War II and Post War Western engineering sciences. Kittler describes our return to Greek language in science as linked to that civilization’s unique origination of the natural sciences, and traces technology’s accelerated march forward, sign-posting the work of Leyden, Lavosier, Volta, Galvani, Oersted, Faraday, Watt, Carnot, Boltzman, Gauss, Helmholtz, Siemens, Braun, Edison, Maxwell, Hertz, Marconi, Deforrest, Bessel, Chebychev, Butterworth, Venebar Bush, Claude Shannon and Alan Turing. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2006 Friedrich Kittler. Friedrich Adolf Kittler, Ph.D., (b. 1943 in Rochlitz, Saxony) is a literary scientist and media theorist. His research and work is focused on media, history, communications, technology, and the military. Friedrich Kittler studied German Studies, Romance Languages and Philosophy at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg/Breisgau. In 1976, he earned his Ph.D. with a dissertation on Conrad Ferdinand Meyer and became an Assistant Professor in German at Freiburg for the next decade. During that time he worked as visiting lecturer and assistant professor at several universities in the United States

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